Spritz Stix (Pepperkakor, Coffee, Swedish Spice, Orange Pecan...

Recipe by littleturtle
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 72
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup butter or 1 cup margarine
  • 34
    cup sugar or 3/4 cup brown sugar, for butterscotch flavor
  • 1
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 2 13
    cups all-purpose flour (2 1/3 cups at high altitude)
  • Chocolate Spritz
  • 14
    cup sugar (optional)
  • 2
    ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted (optional)
  • Orange Pecan Spritz
  • 2
    tablespoons orange rind, grated (optional)
  • 12
    cup pecans, very finely chopped (optional)
  • Swedish Spice Spritz
  • 1
    teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 14
    teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • 14
    teaspoon cardamom (optional)
  • Coffee Spritz
  • 1
    tablespoon instant coffee (optional)
  • 14
    cup pecans, finely chopped (optional)
  • Pepperkakor Spritz
  • 14
    cup light molasses (optional)
  • 12
    teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 12
    teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • 12
    teaspoon clove (optional)
  • 12
    teaspoon ginger (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream together all ingredients except flour.
  • Blend in flour.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Spread each half with floured fingers or spatula to a 12x10" rectangle on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Run floured fork tines over top to make"spritz" marks.
  • Bake at 350F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until delicately browned.
  • Cut immediately into 3x1" sticks.
  • Remove from cookie sheet.
  • Chocolate Spritz:
  • Increase sugar to 1 cup total and add 2 oz.
  • unsweetened chocolate in the first step.
  • Don't overbake.
  • Butterscotch Spritz:
  • Substitute brown sugar for white (only change).
  • Orange Pecan Spritz:
  • Add 2 tbsp orange peel and 1/2 cup pecans when you add the flour.
  • Swedish Spice Spritz:
  • Add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cardamom in the first step.
  • Coffee Spritz:
  • Add 1 tbsp instant coffee and 1/4 cup pecans, if desired, with the sugar.
  • Pepperkakor Spritz:
  • Omit the egg, and add 1/4 cup light molasses, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp cloves and 1/2 tsp ginger with the sugar.
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